Canadian Fine Art Auction

November 21, 2016

LOT 94
MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A.
  • MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A.
  • MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A.
  • MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A.
  • MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A.

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MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A.

EVICTION

watercolour and ink
signed and dated “Sept. 1967”
21.5 ins x 15 ins; 35.6 cms x 53.3 cms

Estimate $6,000-$8,000

Realised: $5,760
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Bates’ work typically incorporates themes of isolation and alienation. In 1967, the year this watercolour was executed, Canada was celebrating a centennial year. Bates was living in Vancouver, having moved from Calgary in 1962. Vancouver was undergoing a programme of urban renewal which resulted in the sorts of evictions depicted here. Specific neighbourhoods were disrupted, some might even say targeted, including those primarily inhabited by ethnic minorities.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Newfoundland